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Member Since 09 Oct 2005
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In Topic: I have returned from the depths!

19 September 2017 - 11:19 AM

I came in here when we merged from another website, can't recall what it was called. Do any of you guys remember that merge?


Are you referring to DFI Street (later renamed DIY Street after Angry's falling out with the LanParty team)?

In Topic: SOLD

03 August 2017 - 11:34 AM

That is a great buy on a more than capable pair of cards when teamed up in SLi.

In Topic: OS Question

03 August 2017 - 11:33 AM

Not that it matters much....... but I was able to roll back to my original Windows 7 Pro and activate months after having installed the Windows 10 Pro free upgrade.  The Creators Edition update totally screwed up my older laptop.  The original W10 release and the Anniversary Edition update was working flawlessly up until that point.

In Topic: AMD is back! [Naples/Epyc]

25 July 2017 - 11:30 AM

I for one am thrilled that AMD is seriously back in the game.  Whom with a fond heart can't remember the glory days of AMD desktop processors like the XP 2600 Thoroughbred A/B.  Takes me back to the days of NF4 chipsets affixed to DFI LanParty motherboards.  


I know that the particular article concerns Server class processors, but by all accounts the Ryzen looks pretty solid as well and eventually this technology has to bleed down to the consumer level right.................

In Topic: RAID or Simply "Copy" Files for Backup?

13 July 2017 - 09:08 AM

With the size of drives now raid 6 should be used instead of 5 if you are gonna use parity. Those rebuild times do play a huge factor for when a drive finally fails though...


I can get onboard with that.  Not necessarily because drive capacities have increased and pricing remains competitive.  More so because in RAID 6 you can have a disk failure, more un-correctable read errors, and still rebuild the array and recover your data.


But really, for the average home, small business user, I still believe that stand alone single drives stored in multiple locations offers the best most economical solutions.  When you get into enterprise it's an entirely different scenario then.  At our business some of our Master Service Agreements require that we archive all relevant quality, process and financial data for seven years after contract expiration.  We still use tape backups in addition to our onsite / offsite data retention and storage solutions.